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Violent clashes among refugees in Skaramagkas hot spot, one injured

Violent clashes among refugees broke out in the hot spot of Skaramagkas in West Attica in the early morning hours of Tuesday. Involved in the clashes were male refugees from Syria and Kurds. One Jurdish man has been injured, probably stabbed with a knife. The clashes were very violent, involved …

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Appeal for help for newly arriving refugees in Thessaloniki

The Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki has issued an appeal for help for refugees in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece. The second biggest city of Greece is experiencing a continuous inflow of refugees in the last four months that is permanently on the rise. A few tens to a few hundreds of people …

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CCTV captures brutal racist attack against Pakistani national in Athens

A brutal racists attack with a group of young people against a 36-year-old man from Pakistan took place in Peristeri suburb of West Athens on Sunday night. The victim said, the attackers, some 10 people,  approached him and started to beat him for no reason. According to his complaint to …

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Greece approves Asylum Bill to ease camps overcrowding on the islands

Greece has approved a bill to simplify and accelerate asylum procedures and ease overcrowding in refugee camps on the islands of the Eastern Aegean sea. Human Rights groups criticize the asylum bill because it endanger the rights of refugees as it will increase the number of rejected asylum seekers to …

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Shipping company urges Patras Port authorities to take measures against migrants

A big shipping company is allegedly threatening to halt its route schedules to Italy if authorities do not take measures against migrants at the port of Patras, in North-West Peloponnese. The company Grimaldi Lines has reportedly said it will have its ferries operate from the port of Igoumenitsa  in West …

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20-year-old Afghan dies in clashes among migrants in Patras

A 20-year-old Afghan migrant died after suffering heavy injuries during serious clashes among migrants in the port area of Patras on Saturday night. The young man was found with heavy head injuries and was transferred to the hospital in the city in North-West Peloponnese where he passed away despite doctors’ …

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Greece concerned about increase of refugees inflow especially through Evros river

Greece is concerned about the increase of refugees and migrants inflow especially through the natural border of Evros river in North-East. Briefing the parliamentary committee on Tuesday, Mgration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, said that that refugees and migrants arrivals from Turkey have dramatically increased after the Varna EU-Turkey Summit on March …

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League for Human Rights expresses “dismay” over the racists attacks on Lesvos”

The Hellenic League for Human Rights condemns the racist violent attacks against refugees and migrants on the island of Lesvos on Sunday.  Expressing its particular concern, the HLHR said in a statement issued on Monday,  the attacks ’cause dismay’, the ‘no arrests of perpetrators pose serious questions and requite further …

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Refugees sleep in squares & parks as hundreds flock to Thessaloniki

Hundreds of refugees and migrants have been flocking to Thessaloniki in Northern Greece, lately, seeking an opportunity for a temporary residence in an EU country. Majority of them have reportedly illegally entered Greece from Turkey through the Evros river. They sleep in parks and squares awaiting for a place in …

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“Newly arriving asylum seekers can move freely across Greece,” Council of State rules

Newly arriving refugees and migrants can move freely across the country without being restricted to the hot spots on the Greek islands, the country’s highest administrative court, the Council of State ruled on Tuesday. The ruling is considered as “landmark” as it ends the geographical restrictions for new arrivals according …

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Baby from Afrin dies of rare form of acute leukemia in Crete

An 8-month-old refugee baby died of a rare form of acute leukemia in Heraklion, Crete, last Saturday. The parents brought the baby with chickenpox symptoms to the university hospital of the city. Doctors diagnosed chickenpox but also acute and aggressive form of myelogenous leukemia. The aggressive course of the illness …

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